North Carolina A&T NSF REU on Engineering Modeling and Computational Research

In anticipation of funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) the College of Engineering at North Carolina A&T State University is seeking applications for the 2016 Engineering Modeling and Computation Research (EmCoR@NCAT) REU program. Join us and develop your skills in engineering modeling and computational research in an exciting environment!

Program activities include the following:

  • REU scholars will spend 36 hours per week on research and related instruction, and roughly 6 hours each week on outreach and team-building activities.
  • Each REU scholar will undergo a four-step process to complete the REU program: 1.) Pre-program preparation, 2.) On-site focused modeling and computation instruction, 3.) Research integrated with professional development and outreach, and, 4.) Project delivery and dissemination.
  • Networking and team-building exercises
  • End of program presentations by REU scholars and their research mentors

Each participant will receive: $5,000 stipend award, $2000 housing allocation, $800 meal allowance, and $600 for conference travel.

Applications must be submitted no later than Thursday, March 31, 2016.

Bank of America Ignite with Tech Program

Are you ready to kick start your career?

Bank Of America is excited to share details of our two new technology insight programs taking place this May. Both programs are targeted diversity programs that offer a full day insight opportunity for freshmen and sophomore students who are studying computer science or computer engineering and want to learn more about our business.

Visit our website to learn more about these great programs, The link can be found below:

Should students waive their rights to see their letters of recommendation?

Collegewise Admissions advice from Kevin McMullin

Most colleges that require a letter of recommendation also ask you to fill out a form that the writer sends to the college along with the letter.  One of the questions on that form asks you if you agree to waive your right to access the letter in the future.  If you waive your right, it means once the writer sends the letter to the school, you have no right to view it.  You will never know what the writer said about you or whether it helped or hurt your chances of admission.  I know–that sounds risky.

Still, you should always waive your rights to access.

Here’s what happens when you don’t waive the right. Continue reading “Should students waive their rights to see their letters of recommendation?”

UAHuntsville/NASA-MSFC Heliophysics Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates

The deadline to submit applications for the 2016 Heliophysics Research Experience for Undergraduates program (REU) at the University of Alabama-Huntsville and NASA-MSFC is this upcoming Friday, March 11, 2016. The final deadline to submit letters of recommendation is Friday, March 18, 2016.

This NSF funded program brings 10 undergraduate students to Huntsville, Alabama for a 10-week research experience. Students will be paired with a UAH or NASA scientist specializing in research from solar interior to heliopause. Research topics include solar and helio instrumentation, visualization tool development, data analysis, computation and modeling.
Applicants should be full-time, undergraduate students with a GPA of 2.5 or better and majoring in science, technology, engineering, or mathematical (STEM) fields. This program is open to U.S. citizens or permanent residents and runs May 31 – August 5, 2016. Selected participants will receive a $5,000 stipend, lodging, meal card, travel expenses and provide partial support to attend the Annual American Geophysical Union Meeting in December 2016. Rising sophomores, students from under-represented groups, and students from small institutions are encouraged to apply.